Caregiver burden in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures


Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) semiologically mimic epileptic seizures (ES) but lack their neurobiological and neurophysiological basis.[1] PNES represent 10-30% of referrals to epilepsy specialists,[2,3] and their prevalence in the general population is estimated at 2 to 33 per 100,000.[3] They constitute a significant public health issue with an estimated lifetime cost per patient cohort year in the US ranging from $110-920 million.[4]


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